recorder

noun

re·​cord·​er ri-ˈkȯr-dər How to pronounce recorder (audio)
1
a
: the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughs
b
: a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction
2
: one that records
3
: any of a group of wind instruments ranging from soprano to bass that are characterized by a conical tube, a whistle mouthpiece, and eight finger holes

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Examples of recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers set out along the rivers armed with flashlights on their heads and a Walkman recorder, according to the study. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 Three Republicans running for Maricopa County recorder will face off in a Monday debate that is likely to center on election administration and the rise of voting conspiracies in recent years. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2024 DiMaria takes a few steps back from me and my recorder. Scaachi Koul, Vulture, 5 Apr. 2024 Then, that document is recorded by the recorder’s officer or the clerk’s office. Samantha Delouya, CNN, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for recorder 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of recorder was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recorder. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

recorder

noun
re·​cord·​er ri-ˈkȯrd-ər How to pronounce recorder (audio)
1
: a person or device that records
2
: a musical instrument consisting of a usually wooden tube with finger holes and a whistle mouthpiece

Legal Definition

recorder

noun
re·​cord·​er
1
: a judge of a municipal court
2
: a public officer charged with making a record of writings or transactions (as conveyances)
a recorder of deeds
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